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A passion for victory : the story of the Olympics in ancient and early modern times

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Title:
A passion for victory : the story of the Olympics in ancient and early modern times
Publisher Info:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Physical Description:
xvi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
Chronology -- Prologue -- The games begin -- Sport in the ancient world -- The new Olympic movement -- Uncertain footing -- The Games gain ground -- Athletic politics -- Epilogue -- Appendix: The Olympic medal record, year by year.
Abstract:
The story of the Olympic Games, starting with their inception in Ancient Greece, leading up to our modern day Olympics.

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